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Martin Garrix flashes pop dexterity once more on ‘Drown’ with Clinton Kane [Stream]

Effortlessly shifting gears between festival anthems and radio-oriented dance pop records is no easy feat, especially while remaining as intently under the microscope as Martin Garrix. Since initially testing the pop waters in 2016 with Bebe Rexha on “In the Name of Love” followed by “Scared To Be Lonely,” then onto his most recent subset …

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MYRNE and Manila Killa coalesce on introspective two-tracker, ‘Fluorescence’

As individuals carving their own lanes in recent years, MYRNE and Manila Killa have given asian artistry a much-needed voice in the electronic space. After both releasing their debut projects last year and embarking on tour together by way of Manila Killa’s 1993 EP tour, the two producers have inevitably teamed up for a collaborative …

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100 gecs enlist Charli XCX, Rico Nasty, Kero Kero Bonito for ‘ringtone’ remix

As the genre of experimental pop music, dubbed as hyperpop, continues to grow in popularity, 100 gecs continue to prove why they belong at the forefront of the movement. The duo, consisting of Dylan Brady and Laura Les, turned heads in the music industry with their 2019 LP 1000 gecs, a bold release covering everything …

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Groove Cruise Cali to become largest floating festival ever, sailing from LA to Mexico

The esteemed Groove Cruise sets sail for the west coast this year, outfitting the Norwegian Bliss, the largest ship to ever grace California with over 50 top-tier DJs from across the electronic spectrum and 72 hours of nonstop themed parties. The aquatic event is hosted by Whet Travel, who’s amassed a reputation for exploring the …

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Disclosure continue release spree, deliver third single in a week, ‘Expressing What Matters’ [Stream]

It’s Disclosure week, reminiscent to their 2018 run where the Lawrence brothers dropped five tracks in five days. The duo’s latest release continues their disco trend with an infectious walking bass line on “Expressing What Matters.” The deep house trendsetters are back from their indefinite hiatus after producing for megastar Khalid on the Billboard chart-topping collaboration, …

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Watch RÜFÜS DU SOL perform ‘Solace’ at Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park plays host to lauded band RÜFÜS DU SOL in a dramatic new video, which depicts the trio performing “Solace” in the fading rays of daylight. Illuminated only by minimal lighting, vocalist Tyrone Lindqvist launches into the introductory lines of “Solace,” setting the scene for the serene soundscape the song paints. As …

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Elektron’s Model:Cycles, revealed – so it’s Model:Samples, but FM

Elektron’s Model:Cycles is revealed, and – it’s exactly the structure, form factor, and UI of the Model:Samples, but with FM synthesis. [embedded content] As Elektron puts it, “scale angles dense and jagged, glide over plains vast and fluid, or sink into mists of dissonance. To model is to shape the formless.” Uh, yeah. FM synthesis. …

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Baauer hints at potential project with cryptic photo

Consistently a man of few words, Baauer’s announcement for a potential new full-length release is more on-brand than ever. The Brooklyn-based producer posted a text from a member of his team alerting him that the masters for a 24 BIT WAV project have been submitted.  Since his debut album, Aa, was released in 2016, Baauer …

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Justin Bieber debuts video for ‘Changes’ title track [Watch]

Justin Bieber has partnered with Apple Music to exclusively release the visual for Changes‘ title track on the streaming platform. The music video follows the vocalist as he walks atop a frozen lake and strums his guitar from his seat on a log. The outdoor-oriented, no-frills production is sparing on visual effects, focusing viewers’ attention …

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Watch DJ Snake play unreleased music during record-setting wall of death

DJ Snake continues to leave his mark on dance music, with yet another impressive achievement. On Feb. 22, DJ Snake performed at the largest single-day electronic dance music event in Europe, which boasted more than 40,000 in attendance. But a performance alone is not enough for the formidable Frenchman, who took it up a notch …

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